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Terrible Hole in Country's Conscience

Editorial - The last time the ugly prospect of mass starvation stuck out its head, drought affected at least 20 million people across the country in 2015. Ethiopia was better prepared than at any time before in its history. Catastrophic outcomes were averted, with Ethiopia's own resources paying more than half of the funds required for emergency responses - a record in the country's history passed with no recognition of its monumental significance.

p editorial The last time the ugly prospect of mass starvation stuck out its head, drought affected at least 20 million people across the country in 2015.The last time the ugly prospect of mass starvation stuck out its head, drought affected at least 20 million people across the country in 2015.The most recent, in the mid-1980s, saw over a million people starve to death.5 million people -- comprising two-thirds of the population -- now face emergency food assistance.

5 million people, authorities in Addis Abeba and Meqelle claim.Under this ominous climate, armed conflict between the forces of the federal government and Tigray Regional State erupted.

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